Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 246-kilometer Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on Sunday.

The Prime Minister pressed a remote control button to signal the start of the Delhi-Dausa-Lalsot section.

The new stretch will cut the travel time from Delhi to Jaipur from 5 hours to about 3 and a half hours.

According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the section will provide a significant boost to the region's economic development.

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will be India's longest, stretching 1,386 kilometres in total.

The travel time between Delhi and Mumbai will be reduced by half, from 24 hours to 12 hours. 

The motorway will connect major cities such as Kota, Indore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Vadodara, and Surat while passing through six states including Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

The E-way will cut the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in half, from 1,424 km to 1,242 km.

Developers claim that the new section, which cost more than Rs 12,150 crore to build, will have a multiplier effect on real estate not only in the Sohna-Dausa stretch but throughout Gurugram.

This is part of the process of constructing excellent road infrastructure as a driver of growth, development, and connectivity in "New India."